Forum Highlight: djuby

I knew djuby made fantastic illustrations, but wow, I had no idea just HOW awesome until at AMS’ suggestion I checked out his forum here on HeroMachine.com. The images are simply outSTANDing. Here’s a sample:



If you’re looking for some inspiration, I highly recommend you check out his work. It’s pretty incredible stuff.

14 Responses to Forum Highlight: djuby

  1. How does he do this without lag??? I try shading, patterning, masking, and I always get so lagged up I can’t move my mouse!

  2. Debochira:
    How does he do this without lag??? I try shading, patterning, masking, and I always get so lagged up I can’t move my mouse!

    I think, and someone please correct me if I’m wrong, that most of the coloring uses the “less is more” idea. All the shading is of a very deliberate size as well as a very deliberate color, and it is very deliberately placed. There’s a lot of use of contrast and complementary shades that help create the feel of a very composed image without needing to put too much baggage into the picture.

    I also don’t know how you’re using patterns, but those can excessively slow down your application. Maybe they’re the main culprit?

  3. The Atomic Punk

    I am a huge fan of djuby, Harlequin, and PapaKrok. Such amazing works. How they do it, I don’t care. Inspiring, awesome, and bedazzling. I love HeroMachine as an outlet for my creative side and the energy that everyone brings.

    I admit a lot of jealousy, but it does not bring me down. Just wow. Tip of the of the gas mask. I would have never thought that HM would attract professional writers, costume designers, stuntmen, stage-hands. So awesome.

    If only we could do it in my native German. ;9

  4. Firstly a big thank you to Jeff for the shout out and to AMS for the pre-shout out shout out.

    Shiboreth, you are dead on. There is a lot more implied detail in the Rex than actual detail. I saw an interview with Bruce Timm years ago about the look of his animated Batman series, and he said the key to the look was building it from black. For the Rex I used the darkest green I could get on the custom chart and hit it with all over leopard print. I used a second pattern under the jaw but thats it. The scales are freckles x999 with the colour removed leaving only the outlline. The rest was all done with gradient background spheres in very few colours, but when the colour emerges from the dark background it adds greater depth. Most of the base green was eliminated although traces remain on the snout and back.

    As for lag, I can’t help there. I know that computers have a keyboard and a screen, and after that I’m done. I do know, however that excessive patterns do slow mine down, but I can mask til the cows come home unhindered.

    Atomic Punk, you once asked if I had ever used HM3 to design a show. Well this weekend I begin work on a musical called “Colours In The Storm” about the life and mysterious death of Canadian painter Tom Thompson and I am going to at least attempt to design it with HM3. This program lends itself to a wide variety of clothing possibilities…we’ll see if Algonuin Park in 1911 is one of them.

  5. Wow! Quite impressive. Thanks for sharing! I love to see great work done in HM :D

  6. Djuby deserves every praise we can give. He is truly an artist. His work is so impressive and inspiring I can hardly describe it.
    Thanks for being here and sharing your work with us, Djuby!

  7. Djuby does awesome work! It makes me proud to be a D.

  8. How can I become a “D”?

  9. Well the only thing to say is that he has been an Inspiration to all who views his work.A wonderful artist with a great disposition.As ams would say..”Cheers my friend”!!

  10. ams:
    How can I become a “D”?

    Umm…change your name to “DMS” or something? I dunno! But seriously, I think you deserve to be up there with djuby and dblade. Go for it! :D

  11. Kaylin88100: Umm…change your name to “DMS” or something? I dunno! But seriously, I think you deserve to be up there with djuby and dblade. Go for it!

    I could not agree more! (D)AMS work is inspirational. One of a kind style.

  12. Wow! I am absolutely in AWE. That xenomorphesque toxic/radioactive transparent insectoid alien is absolutely amazing. The T-Rex is just stunning! The Witch so well put together and… seasonally appropriate. Top notch work!

  13. . . . yeeeees. I was wondering why you didn’t put up Rexy or Queen Bugaboo as your personal best . . . and I’m glad to be a D too.

  14. Herr D: . . . yeeeees. I was wondering why you didn’t put up Rexy or Queen Bugaboo as your personal best . . . and I’m glad to be a D too.

    Timing. I had already submitted my entry.